Sustainable forestry management is essential for the future of our planet.
Sustainable forestry management offers a holistic approach to ensure forest activities deliver social, environmental and economic benefits, balance competing needs and maintain and enhance forest functions now and in the future.
As David Attenborough points out “Everything is set for us to win this future. We have a plan. We know what to do. There is a path to sustainability. It is a path that could lead to a better future for all life on Earth. We must let our politicians and business leaders know that we understand this, that this vision for the future is not just something we need, it is something, above all, that we want.”― David Attenborough, A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future.
Sustainable forestry management is the key to ensuring that our forests remain a valuable resource for generations to come. By taking a holistic approach and managing our forests in a sustainable manner, we can ensure that they deliver social, environmental and economic benefits. This is an important issue, as deforestation is responsible for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Using forest biomass from the forestry sector to produce renewable energy is a forward- thinking solution as it has numerous advantages to the planet: energy can be produced from small to large scales and can supply electricity to the grid at a steadier rate than intermittent solar or wind power because it is not weather-dependent.
Richard Poole CEO of Verdant Earth says “Using Biomass to produce energy offers a sustainable solution to this problem, and it is important that we promote sustainable forestry management in order to make the most of this renewable resource.”
Forests play a vital role in the global carbon cycle, and sustainable forestry management is therefore essential in order to combat climate change. By managing our forests sustainably, we can ensure that they continue to absorb carbon dioxide and help to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“Forest biomass is a sustainable source of energy that can help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. When managed properly, forest biomass can provide a renewable and environmentally friendly source of energy that can benefit us all.” says Richard Poole.
In addition, sustainable forestry management can help to protect biodiversity, as it ensures that forest ecosystems are maintained. This is important not only for the animals and plants that live in these ecosystems, but also for the many benefits that humans derive from them.
Sustainable forestry management is therefore essential in order to protect our forests and their valuable resources. We need to promote sustainable practices in order to make sure that our forests remain a valuable asset for generations to come.